Boyzone front man Ronan Keating drew throngs of followers wherever he went during his short visit to Hanoi last week, no matter how secret his schedule was kept.
Visiting mainly to promote the opening of an International Watch Company (IWC) see shop on September 18, Keating was swarmed by dozens of youngsters
crying out for auto graphs and photographs at the Sofitel Metropole Hotel, where the shop launch took place.
His schedule had not been released to the public, but fans found him either way.
During his 15 minutes on the hotel’s stage, the 32 year old pop star crooned three of his most democratic love songs: “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “When You Say Nothing At All,” and “Life is a Roller Coaster.”
Earlier, Keating visited Agent Orange victims at the Hoa Binh Children’s Village, also known as Peace Village, in Thanh Xuan District. Hundreds of handicapped children stood around him and sang songs to welcome him.
For the kids at Peace Village, he sang a folk song from his native Ireland about the love between parents and children.
Keating, born on March 3, 1977, joined the Boyzone band when he was 17.
After Boyzone dissolved in 1999, he continued his success with a solo career, clocking up a total of 14 UK top 10 singles as well as four UK Number One albums that sold nearly two and a half million copies worldwide.
Last October, Ronan was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only artist ever to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles on the UK charts.
Ronan Keating rejoined his Boyzone bandmates in 2008 on a 29 day reunion tour. Boyzone released their comeback single on September 29, 2008, ennobled “Love You Anyway,” which was followed by a greatest hits album, released on October 13, 2008.